Nobody asked but …
Some wishful thinker the other day, on Facebook, wondered in a post “When will the media admit … [blah blah blah]?” The answer is … NEVER. “The media” is not a sentient being. In fact, the media can be relied upon to go for the lowest common denominator. It is the height of foolishness to expect any such formless blob to save us from another formless blob, politics. In another column, I stated my belief that out of 45 instances of POTUS, we have had exactly 0 (zero) who could be counted a success. As impossible as it would be to have an admirable POTUS, it is even more impossible that the ink-stained wretches would save us from a single bad president.
The current installment of POTUS is merely a continuation of a long line of jackasses. This is a situation that is entirely consistent with the statist glories of every other civilization that has risen and fallen (taking their roads with them). Checks and balances — Phooey! Rather than checks and balances, the inevitable force is impermanence. And the politicians and the pundits are the agents of social erosion.
— Kilgore Forelle